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Jataka Tales – The Monkeys and the Ogre (Nalapana-Jataka)

There once was a water-ogre living in a lake within a thick forest.  This particular water-ogre would hide in the lake and would attack...
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Origin and spiritual significance Ratha Jatra – Festival of Chariots

Ratha Jatra, the Festival of Chariots of Lord Jagannatha, is celebrated every year in the temple town of Puri, in the east coast state...

Mahisasura Mardini-The Making of Durga

Durga is a form of Prakriti, the mother of entire existence. She represents the Supreme Consciousness and was manifested by combining the energies of...

The Many Forms and Vahanas of Devi

The vehicles of the gods and goddesses in Hinduism are animal mounts that the gods/goddesses ride.  All the Hindu gods and Hindu goddesses are...

Navaratri – The Many Hues and Forms of Dasara in India

Navratri is celebrated in different ways throughout India. The celebrations are as varied as the diverse cultures in the East, West, North and South...
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The happening of Kurma Avatar

The Ten Avatar (Dasavatar) of Lord Vishnu are: Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Balarama, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki. Kurma Avatar is the 2nd...

Siravyadha Chikitsa (Bloodletting) – Treatment in Ayurveda

Ayurveda has two major lines of treatments - shodhana (detoxification of the body to prevent the disease) and shamana (curing the disease by internal...

Mysuru Dasara, Yeshtondu Sundara – The Royal Face of Navratri

In all parts of the country, Dasara is celebrated as a community based festival where groups or mandals, furiously compete with each other to...

Why is Ganesh Chaturti the most important Festival in Maharashtra

Mumbaikars’ Favourite Celebration Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the most popular festivals throughout India is celebrated in a spectacular, grand and awesome manner across the whole...

Janmashtami – Birth of A Purnavatar

The celebration of Krishna’s birth is one of the largest Hindu festivals in the world, celebrated by nearly 930 million people worldwide. Popularly known as...
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